The Sport of Reading
I am just back from a few hours filled with amazement and admiration. The amazement was for the teams of children (intermediate age) from all over New Zealand who made it to the national finals of the Kids’ Lit Quiz held this afternoon at the National Library of New Zealand and who between them had an absolute fund of knowledge about current, older and some very old children’s books. The admiration was for their quiz master, Wayne Mills, who is the master mind behind the quiz and who year after year in the heats throughout the country and at the finals always manages to come up with a programme of questions that are fresh, intelligent and full of possible traps for the unwary.
The winners are:
The team from Takapuna Normal Intermediate, Auckland with St Josephs Catholic School, Nelson and Marsden School, Wellington very close behind.
See also the entry for April 5th on this blog. Search under Kids Lit Quiz.
The winners and their coach with their trophies and awards.
No wonder they are all smiling – they have just heard that in less than 3 weeks they will be on a plane bound for South Africa to take part in the World Finals.
Photo: Barbara Murison